Caregiver Support Specialist

  • Closing Date:

    6/21/2019

  • Job Summary:

    This is a professional position responsible for training, level one (1) licensing and support of relatives and non-relatives in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.   

  • Essential Functions:

    • Establish and maintain positive working relationship with HFC internal and external customers
    • Carry caseload of caregivers and/or homes that are completing Level One licensing process
    • Provide ongoing support, resources and referral information to caregivers for placement stability
    • Assist and support caregivers in the investigation of allegations of abuse and neglect
    • Complete home visits with caregivers to prepare them for Level One licensing and gather appropriate updates
    • Complete background screening and assure requirements are completed in a timely manner
    • Conduct home studies and secure signatures as required within the specified time frame
    • Prepare licensing packets accuracy and in compliance with Level One licensing regulations
    • Submit licensing packets timely to supervisor and to the Department of Children & Families Central Region office
    • Monitor completion of training requirements for caregivers
    • Participate in meetings/staffings involving caregivers and service providers
    • Attend trainings or retention activities for caregivers
    • Track and monitor caseload activities
    • Work with other departments collaboratively that will also be supporting caregivers regarding benefits
    • Perform special projects as assigned

  • Qualifications Required:

    Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field. Florida Child Welfare Certification is required.

  • Qualifications Preferred:

    Two years of experience  working with children, adolescents and families is preferred.

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Benefits:

    We offer excellent benefits package with tuition assistance, domestic partner coverage, retirement & generous paid time off. 

  • Additional Information:

    Drug free workplace.  Drug testing req.

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